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Steelers' hit illegal; punters are defenseless

Well, the NFL has weighed in on the Steelers' hit of Bengals punter Kevin Huber Sunday night.


Apparently, the punter is a defenseless player.

And maybe you could throw in the term helpless, too.

Tell that to kick returners who have been tackled by the punter and missed out on touchdowns.

If the punter is defenseless, maybe he should trot off the field after he makes the kick.

Yeah, it was a brutal hit by Terence Garvin. But if a punter doesn't want contact, get him off the field.


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